Cincinnati
Dry Eye Clinic

Treating The Causes & Symptoms of Dry Eye

There are many causes, symptoms and treatments for dry eye. Modern life has amplified many of these, but you can find relief. The dry eye specialists at the Madeira Optical Dry Eye Clinic will share your comprehensive dry eye report and work with you to find and implement a treatment that optimizes the health of your eyes.

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Dry Eye Relief?

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Irritated or red eyes

Excessive tearing, watery eyes

Inflammation

Sore or sensitive eyes

Itchiness and/or Burning

A gritty or pasty feeling in the eyelids

Crusty or goopy eyes

Blurry vision

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We Offer the Latest Technology
For Dry Eye Diagnosis & Treatment

Treatments Plan Options

  • Lifestyle changes: We always start with the simplest solutions. It may be as simple as drinking more water, adding a humidifier, different eye makeup remover or better sunglasses.

  • OTC medications & nutritional supplements: There are many useful and cost-effective artificial tears and over-the-counter Dry Eye Drops like Refresh and Systane. Some patients also see improvements by adding a Nutritional Supplement like ProOmega 2000. Simple in-home treatments like a moist heat compress can also bring relief.

  • Prescription medications: Some effective medications like the inflammation reducer Xiidra require a prescription. Once we complete a complete dry eye assessment, we can determine if one of these prescription drops is best for you.

  • Punctal plugs: A small sterile device inserted into your tear ducts to prevent drainage and keep more tears in the eye.

  • Low Level Light Therapy (3LT or LLLT): LLLT is a non-invasive, pain and stress-free treatment of periocular inflammatory conditions. No gel is required and the entire periocular area is treated using direct and indirect Photobiomodulation, during the typical 15-minute application.

  • Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL): Depending on the severity of meibomian gland dysfunction, IPL, also known by brand names EyeLight, Lumines, Optilight and Epi-C Plus, may be the most effective patient option. IPL is a dry eye treatment that addresses the root cause of most dry eye issues: meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

  • Treatments Not Offered: LipiFlow®, also known as thermal pulsation, is an older mechanical technology aimed specifically at mild MGD-related evaporative dry eye that we do not utilize.

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